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Royals hire former big league manager Lamont to help GM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Former big league manager Gene Lamont has been hired as a special assistant to Royals general manager Dayton Moore, reuniting him with the organization where he spent nearly a decade coaching prospects.

The Royals announced his hiring Tuesday.

Lamont, who played parts of five seasons for the Tigers, served as a manager in the Royals' farm system in the 1970s and `80s. He then managed the White Sox and Pirates in the big leagues, leading Chicago to the AL West title in 1993, and compiled an overall record of 553-562.

He spent the past 11 seasons on the staffs of Jim Leyland and Brad Ausmus in Detroit.

Updated January 16, 2018

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